Jupiter powder-puff update: Game day set

UPDATE May 16: The powder-puff junior v. senior girls tackle football game, with boys cheerleading will be held at the Jupiter High football field Friday, May 27, 2016 at 6 p.m. 

May 12, 2016 post: The Jupiter Powder-Puff committee – all the parents, students, community leaders interested in keeping the girls-full-tackle tradition alive – met Wednesday night and have come up with a tentative game day: May 27.

The original powder-puff match-up was cancelled by Jupiter High’s principal, but the students – both girls and boys – persisted. Now the plan is to play on the Jupiter High football field by having the town rent it. jhs field

But because there is so much to do, they do have about a week of wiggle room, according to notes from parent Lori Walsh, whose daughter is among the several girls who have worked to keep the game in play.

On the to-do list:

Schedule two practice fields, one for seniors and one for juniors

Verify background checks for parent volunteers

Finalize the insurance

Hire the referees

And much, much more.

The group meets again May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jupiter Community Center

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    […] Girls football game: Plans for the Powder Puff tackle football game between Jupiter High School seniors and junior girls are proceeding, now that the town of Jupiter has agreed to rent the high school stadium for the event. The tentative game date is May 27. The game had been canceled by school officials, who cited safety concerns. But the players and others at the high school persisted, and the town stepped in to assume some responsibility in the school’s place. Palm Beach Post. […]

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